[Dovecot] mail spool filesystem

Daniel L. Miller dmiller at amfes.com
Mon Aug 22 21:06:48 EEST 2011

On 8/19/2011 10:49 AM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> On 8/17/11 7:42 AM, Adrian Ulrich wrote:
>>> I read that XFS is a good choice, but is not
>>> too reliable...
>> Are you using Maildir or MBOX?
>> In any case: XFS would be my last choice:
>> XFS is nice if you are working with large files (>  2GB), but
>> for E-Mail i'd stick with ext3 (or maybe even reiser3)
>> as it works very well with small files.
> I'd have to disagree. This is completely anecdotal, but I originally
> deployed ext3 on all of my mail servers (Dovecot maildir) and spools
> (Postfix) until they started exhibiting loading issues when busy.
> Reformatting into XFS resolved the problem with no other changes. I
> didn't have time to do any comparisons or gather statistics since it was
> an emergency situation and this was before ext4, but XFS has performed
> flawlessly for me.
> ~Seth
+1. :)


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